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Need Love?
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See it but never feel it. Get close, only to push it away. “Don’t know what you’ve got til it’s gone” Epitome of my life. What is wrong with me? What makes me so un-lovable? Can someone remove this defective... (more »)
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I Am From This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I am from My green blankey and Climbing out of my crib From playing mermaid in the bathtub. I am from walking my dog, And the noise he made when I step on his tail. I am from my sheep nightlight And Blue’s Clues and the Berenstain... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   310 comments
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The American Dream This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
It is the American DreamWhat we all strive for and imagineIndouble-wide trailers to double-wide mansionsIn sprouting lakes of fake fish.Nothing captures its essenceUnbound by time or dust or rotThe thingswe cherish still are lovingly pattedAnd... (more »)
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All I Need Is a Friend This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
Books fill up my room. Not baseball cards, or pictures of girls, or basketballs. Maybe a blown up picture of … … Pam Anderson might help. Black-framed glasses and a white, pale, lanky body. I should start working out. At least... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1461 comments
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Memories This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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And I remember she wouldn’t wake up. Her lips were mushed together in a Horrible shade of red They buried my mother in a white dress And red lips. And she couldn’t see. Where are your glasses, Mommy? And still at sixteen I bring them to... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   793 comments
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Jerk This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I love your voice, your soft brown hair. I love your eyes and love your stare. I love your laugh, your cocky smirk, your stupid jokes. You precious jerk, you know I do. I want my hands all through your hair each treasured strand.... (more »)
Subsection: Ballads   1504 comments
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The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away, I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say. As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin, I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.... (more »)
Subsection: Limericks   813 comments
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Child Soldiers This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
Their eyes tell silent stories. Stories that would shock even the darkest of hearts. These eyes have seen worse than some could even dream of. They’ve seen killing and death, and pain and suffering to extents that can be hard to imagine.... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   352 comments
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I Want
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I want the dark thick hair of a model And the size of an infant’s waist I want all eyes on me as I prowl around dark city streets and alleyways I want my body to be touched by everyone, Want them to feel my craving for hands I... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems   1 comment
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#10
My Dark Stroll Through Time
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I need Feminism because when I walk home past dusk I have to endure the incessant cat calls and crude comments Penetrating my ears and self esteem, the debilitating phrases  slowly chip away at my core I no longer see me in my pale pink... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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I Do Not Know How to Hang Out With Boys
I do not know how to hang out with boys without taking off my clothes I do not know how to just be normal around new boys That's because the first time it happened I was 14 And he took off every shred of me including my dignity And when I... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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Brave the Darkness
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What happened my darling on that cold night? The wind told well of secrets that chill me. Was the stealer seen in that pale moonlight? Or did he fade to shadows that 'scaped thee?   Like thief to store or robber to one's house, ... (more »)
Subsection: Sonnets   1 comment
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Introspective Confusion
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A look from a broken soul A million angels could not fill the hole, in my heart cracked, beaten and bruised yet I am still the one to lose, life is the path you choose but nothing can put the fire out in those eyes fed lies, my family members,... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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The Porcelain Bowl
By , Nashotah, WI
I crouch over the porcelain bowl. I need to rid myself of my mistakes. My body heaves. My body trembles. My body retches.      I need to do this.   Bile burns my throat. It hurts but it’s worth it. A willingness allows me to do... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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My Son's Gun
I hope to one day have a son, Whom to I can give a gun. Many will say wait until he’s bigger, So that he doesn't mistakingly  pull the trigger. I will teach him whether sun or snow. He will learn everything he needs to know. He’ll... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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The Confession of Sin
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The girl who thought it was all her fault, sat there the whole night crying, pleading God for forgiveness, for a sin that she committed. Her, God, and the moonlight, along with her mind reminding herself of, the man that made her feel... (more »)
Subsection: Free Verse Poems  
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